The programme comprises of seminars, lectures, small-group training supervisions, participation in personal and professional development groups, and further clinical practice guided by experienced professionals.
There are also occasional and optional half-day or full-day seminars on subjects of topical or significant clinical interest.
The programme emphasises in experiential practice and training supervision using video and audio taping equipment, and the developmental and integrative arena of the personal and professional group experience.
Supervisors are allocated for blocks of two terms, after which you will have the opportunity to select either psychodynamic or experiential supervision.
Contact hours and expected workload
The programme requires you attend one full day of classes for 30 weeks each year. Each of the days you spend on campus is structured as follows:
- Academic seminars and lectures - around 10 students
- Small-group training supervision - 3 or 4 students
- Personal and professional development group
You should expect around 360 hours of contact time in total across the two years.
You will also be expected to undertake independent study and complete assignments. This will take around 180 hours in total across the two years.
You will be taught by practicing therapists who are highly experienced within their specialism. Many are also recognised as academic authorities with published papers in their fields. Most of the tutors are PhD level and experts in their fields.
The programme team includes psychodynamic, experiential and integrative tutors and training supervisors.
Methods of assessment
You will primarily be assessed through written work as follows.
- A 4,000–4,500 word case study
- A 4,000–4,500 word theory essay
- A 3,000 –3,500 word Self Evaluation of Learning (SEL)
- A 300 word abstract on the SEL essay
- One video recording and 3,500 word process report
- One 4,000–4,500 word Self Evaluation of learning essay
- One combined 8,000 word final theory/case study
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.